Trstenjak wins gold at European Judo Championships, Leški bronze

Lisbon – Slovenian judoka Tina Trstenjak won gold at the European Judo Championships 2021 in the women’s 63 kg event in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday. She won against Russia’s Daria Davydova. Fellow Slovenian judoka Andreja Leški got a bronze in the same category earlier.

Trstenjak, an Olympic champion at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, got the better of Davydova at the end of the match after a demanding contest.

The 30-year-old already has two gold medals from the European Championships in 2017 and 2016. She was also a world champion in 2015.

Slovenia’s Andreja Leški meanwhile claimed bronze in the women’s 63 kg or half-middleweight event at this year’s European Championships, having beaten Poland’s Agata Ozdoba-Blach.

The 24-year-old Leški bagged one of the bronze medals in her event at the 2021 Judo World Masters held in Doha, Qatar.

Kaja Kajzer won the silver medal in the women’s 57 kg competition on Friday.